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Why shouldn't I turn off UAC?

I've read in a few places that you should not turn off Windows User Account Control (UAC), but there are guides all over the internet explaining how to do it, and some people say I should have nothing ...
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What are possible ways to override User Access Control (UAC) while registering an ActiveX Control?

In an ASP.NET 2.0 Application, an ActiveX control is used. When user first time access the appliction and he/she did not have that ActiveX registered. Application show a popup to install ActiveX. When ...
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What is a “loader flag” in Windows?

I was following the accepted solution to the following SuperUser question, which recommends the use of the Microsoft Application Compatibility Toolkit to apply the RunAsInvoker fix: Prevent elevation ...
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Windows Vista: Screen remains darkened for 30-60 seconds *after* UAC prompt

Fixing someone's Vista computer. Process: I click any program or process that opens a User Account Control prompt. Screen goes dim so you may hit Continue to perform a secure user action. I click ...
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170 views

Show the %username% for the logged in user in an elevated command prompt instead of elevated users %username%?

On a Windows Vista Business machine, I have Windows Task Scheduler task set to run everytime any user logs in. The task runs as a certain elevated admin user because the script is being executed from ...
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333 views

How to deny elevation to a program?

Does Windows have a "automatically deny elevation request" list? If a user is a "standard user", it is possible to have Windows automatically deny any elevation requests by changing the ...
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2answers
98 views

Unfamiliar .exe files attempt to run repeatedly [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Computer is infected by a virus or a malware, what do I do now? User Account Control recently alerted me that a program named setupxxxxxxxxx.exe (where the Xs are ...
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1answer
157 views

Windows has blocked some startup programs

I put a shortcut to MSI Afterburner, my graphics card monitoring program, into my startup folder. Every time I start up my computer, Windows pops up a message saying "Windows has blocked some startup ...
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1answer
235 views

Run application without UAC from application with UAC enabled

My current process of 'explorer.exe' is UAC enabled (has elevated permissions), but any program I start using the Start Menu etc. also has UAC enabled now. How can I disable this? So, how can I run ...
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Windows UAC vs. Linux sudo

Is it correct to say that Windows UAC is conceptually the same as Linux sudo? Can you point out the differences between the two?
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2answers
317 views

What state is the running process in when waiting for a UAC confirmation?

If I run a process that requires a UAC confirmation from the user, the Windows UAC prompt appears and waits for the user to confirm the action. With the UAC prompt open, if I look at the list of ...
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1answer
302 views

Vista: Administrator account cannot change or see system settings

Running from the administrator account doesn't let me change or even see system settings! Info: I'm logged into the Administrator account I've turned off UAC in the registry I've turned off ...
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I can not start Eclipse anymore

Today, I can not start Eclipse anymore. It worked fine yesterday, then I got a few Windows Updates before turning off the computer. And I also updated to the latest Java RE 1.6_u20 yesterday, but ...
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1answer
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Vista: “Change date and time” causes permissions error

I double-click on the time in the bottom right to open the date and time panel. Then I click on the "Change date and time..." button (which has a shield) and I get the UAC dialog. I click "Continue", ...
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1answer
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Windows Vista: turn off UAC dimming

I'm running Windows Vista HP 32-bit on my laptop right now (used to have Windows 7 Ultimate RC 32-bit). The thing is, I miss the fact that in Windows 7, UAC could be adjusted so that the whole screen ...
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4answers
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How to tell Windows 7 that an application does not need to run with admin rights? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Prevent elevation (UAC) for an application that doesn't need it I am using an application that was written before Windows Vista/Windows 7. Windows has decided that ...
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1answer
297 views

Yahoo Messenger vs. UAC

Lately I've been needing to play with limiting user rights on some machines, UAC is turned on. We use Vista, and we also use Yahoo Messenger. When I use Yahoo Messenger as an Administrator, ...
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3answers
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How to add exception in UAC list so that software runs without asking

Whenever i run few application it asks for UAC list , i have to press continue to run that software. Is there any way to add some program which i need on daily basis so that i don't have to press ...
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How can I tell whether a process is running with administrator permissions?

I'm using Windows Vista, with UAC enabled. I've installed an application, and the installer required admin privileges. The installer then started the application. I'd like to know if the application ...
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2answers
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Why does Quark Xpress 8 require admin privileges?

A friend just showed me his installation of Quark 8.1 on his Vista system and I was surprised to see that it requires administrator privileges to run... That's pretty lame from a security point of ...
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4answers
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Does “Run as administator” really do anything if UAC is off?

I know that User Account Control should not be turned off, but let's just say it's off for the sake of argument. With UAC off, I still have the option to "Run as administrator" on executable files, ...
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2answers
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How can to manually change the default (suggested / favourite) users of the Windows UAC dialog?

Whenever I want elevated rights (via the Windows 7 User Access Control dialog), I need to input the [LaptopLocalName]\administrator. Because the user is in the domain, you cannot even just type ...
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Windows 7 - Accessing old Vista install on external harddrive - UAC

I've installed Windows 7 on a new harddrive, and have attached my old vista installed hd via an external dock. I'm trying to copy the contents of my old hd across, but hitting problems when trying to ...
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Run a program from context menu with admin priveledges (vista UAC)

I have been using Notepad2 lately, great util and i added it to the context menu hence i can click on a file and say Notepad2 and it edits it .. but it loads notepad2 without admin privs so i can't ...
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Send Ctrl+Alt+Del over VNC with Windows Vista and UAC off?

I'm trying to set up a machine here with UltraVNC on Windows Vista with UAC off. The problem is, in this configuration, I can't send Ctrl + Alt + Del (CAD) to the Windows Vista machine, and ...
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303 views

How can I restrict access to a device using UAC in Vista?

Is it possible, in Windows Vista, to use UAC (or some other mechanism) to restrict access to a device? For example, can I restrict access to my USB Camera so that if a program tries to take pictures ...
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'Run as Administrator' does not work on Shortcuts in Vista

I have two Vista Ultimate 32-bit OSs installed on my PCs here (one desktop for about 3 years, the other a laptop for 1 year), and have been experiencing the following rather irritating problem for a ...
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3answers
697 views

Vista Run Dialogue: This task will be created with administrator priviledges

At work, I use Standard Server 2008, and the run dialogue there has a note that says "This task will be created with administrator priviledges" as per subject. At home, on this laptop with Vista Home ...
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2answers
458 views

Disable UAC on Vista for a session

I'm trying to build Firefox from source and I'm having trouble. I beleive the reason is UAC in Vista. This question is similar to others asking about UAC but I'm wondering if it is possible for me to ...
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2answers
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How can I get the UAC/elevation prompt to remember my local username?

I want to be able to run as a non-admin domain account for normal work and be prompted for elevation when needed. This is fine when not in a domain as the elevation prompt remembers my user name and I ...
3
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1answer
333 views

Disable Vista UAC for Admin Only

In vista is there a way to disable the UAC for Administrators only? Preferrably without to much messing with the registry.
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2answers
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How do I allow programs that require admin rights to run at startup in Vista [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Elevated Priviliges for Startup Applications in Vista I have several monitor/profile apps set to run at startup (Logitech Hardware stuff) that require elevated ...
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8answers
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How useful is UAC?

Does it work like the Unix tradition of running as a non-privileged user? Is it enough to eliminate the need for an antivirus?
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Elevated Priviliges for Startup Applications in Vista

Is there any way to configure application that requires administrator privilages (elevation) so it's automatically started with elevated privileges and does not request elevation on every startup? ...